Even in the face of utter calamity, Queenslanders and Australians in general tend to try to see the lighter side of things. In true Queensland style, people are combining traditional summer wear with the minimal concession to the rising waters.

Skimpy top, short denim shorts - and gumboots.

Skimpy top, short denim shorts - and gumboots.

Feet with no shoes... ... and shoes with no feet.

Feet with no shoes...
... and shoes with no feet.

Helmet, dress, belt, jeans and gumboots.

Helmet, dress, belt, jeans and gumboots.

The water isn't falling from the sky any more...

The water isn't falling from the sky any more...

Bus driver taking photos? Well, if your bus can't get out of the tunnels, why not?

Bus driver taking photos? Well, if your bus can't get out of the tunnels, why not?

Crossing the low-level waters at South Bank.

Crossing the low-level waters at South Bank. Lots of people going barefoot and carrying their shoes. People of Brisbane: shoes are designed to protect your feet, not to be protected by your feet :|

... and, saving the best for last: trousers and sneakers. Oh, dear.

... and, saving the best for last: trousers and sneakers. Oh, dear.